Paramount and Ryan Seacrest Teaming on 'Food Fight' Pic (Exclusive)
The comedy is based loosely on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his reality TV show "Food Revolution."
Paramount Pictures is cooking up the big-screen comedy Food Fight, based loosely on the reality TV show Food Revolution, which centered on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Ryan Seacrest, who teamed with Oliver on the short-lived ABC series, is producing alongside Adam Sher.
The story centers on a hot Los Angeles chef known for his popular gourmet food truck who gets into trouble and is sentenced to work at a school. The chef revamps the lunch program with a ragtag group of kids.
The project, which has been quietly simmering on the Melrose studio's backburner, would be in a similar vein to another Paramount hit, School of Rock. Food Fight dovetails with the British chef's major cause: bringing healthy food choices to schools amid skyrocketing health problems associated with poor nutrition.
Writer William Davies (How to Train Your Dragon) took a crack at the material. David Posamentier and Geoff Moore, the writer-director team behind the upcoming indie Better Living Through Chemistry, are now onboard to adapt.
Reality mogul Seacrest is looking to make a move into feature films. He also is teaming on an untitled romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films, a project that is set up at Universal Pictures.